Archive for the ‘Phobia’ Tag

What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘phobia’?   3 comments

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1) What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘phobia’?
2) Do you have any phobias?
3) How can someone confront and overcome a phobia?
4) Are all phobias irrational?
5) How do phobias develop?
6) Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to your mouth. Do you know of any other crazy phobias?
7) Do you know anyone who suffers from vertigo – a fear of heights?
8) What do you think eremophobia – the fear of oneself – is like?
9) Are people in your country xenophobic (they fear or hate foreigners)?
10) Can you guess what these phobias are – hydrophobia, zoophobia, sociophobia and numerophobia? What would life be like with these?
(Answers: fear of water, animals, society and numbers.)

 

 

 

 

 

1) What is a phobia?
2) What’s the difference between a phobia and a fear?
3) Gary Larson, a famous cartoonist, invented Anatidaephobia – the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you. Can you understand this phobia? Can you invent your own crazy phobia?
4) Do you know anyone with haemophobia – a fear of blood?
5) Do you think people are developing new phobias?
6) What do you think would be the worst phobia to suffer from?
7) Charlie Brown said: “I’ve developed a new philosophy… I only dread one day at a time.” Do you also do this?
8) Do you, or anyone you know, suffer from Anglophobia – a fear of English and English people? How would this affect your studying?
9) Do you think hypnotherapy can cure phobias?
10) Someone once said: “Get the facts first. Then panic.” Is this good advice?

 

What is your biggest fear for yourself?   4 comments

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Actress demonstrating initial reactions of fea...

Actress demonstrating initial reactions of fear and panic. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What is your biggest fear for yourself?
2) What is your biggest fear for the world?
3) Why do we feel fear?
4) How often do you feel afraid?
5) Why do people have different fears?
6) How do you react to fear?
7) How would you help someone to get over their fear?
8) Have you ever panicked with fear?
9) What happens to you physically and emotionally when fear takes hold of you / overcomes you?
10) How often do you jump or start when something frightens you?

 

 

 

 

1) Do you have any form of phobia or paranoia?
2) What were you afraid of as a child?
3) What things are people commonly afraid of and why?
4) What facial expressions accompany fear?
5) Do you like putting yourself in situations where you can feel fear?
6) Are you ever afraid of other people?
7) Do you think society lives in fear?
8) “The fear of death is to be dreaded more than death itself.” What do you think about this quotation?
9) What do you think having a fear of the 21st century would be like?
10) If you ‘put the fear of God into someone,’ how do you think that person feels?

 

Posted September 28, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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